Author: Rachael Amato

By Aron Solomon Exactly a month ago, a jury in the Western District of North Carolina returned a verdict in favor of Nexus Technologies, et al, in what could prove to be an intellectual property case with historical importance. The facts of Nexus Technologies, Inc., et al. v. Unlimited Power Ltd. and Christopher Petrella, revolve around Nexus having been persuaded into giving the defendants proprietary technical information about the design and functionality of a novel portable renewable energy system. Defendants and an affiliate company (Revensafe) then used the information they were able to extract to file four distinct patent applications…

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By Aron Solomon The history of American case law is full of tragic cases, perhaps none more so than the case of Robert (who went by “Robbie”) Middleton, a strong, admirable man who died in 2013 at age 20 from cancer. His cancer was the product of skin grafts he needed at age 8, when he sustained burns over 99 percent of his body after having been tied to a tree in his hometown of Splendora, Texas, on his birthday, soaked in gasoline, and lit on fire. Robbie’s attacker was then 13-year-old Don Wilbur Collins and for the 12 years…

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By Aron Solomon Part of the challenge I have in teaching extremely bright business students in the final year of their undergraduate studies is many of them are considering heading to law school. So as juniors and seniors, they often try to develop what they see as the lawyer’s mindset. It’s a great mindset and one that will both challenge and help them as they grapple with emerging issues such as legal liability for self-driving cars. Established models for analyzing risk don’t always work in examining the self-driving car landscape and far too often we fall back on the silly…

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By Aron Solomon Tips for co-parenting in difficult times. For families who were already in a co-parenting relationship when the global pandemic hit close to a year ago, 2020 was an intense roller-coaster ride from both an emotional and practical perspective. For families who just began to co-parent since last March, every week has been about trying to find some balance in an ever-shifting moment. With no signs that our difficult new normal will soon return to that significantly more comfortable normal from what seems to be ancient times, this is an opportune moment for families to take stock of…

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